Economy

Walter Williams

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Walter E. Williams holds a B.A. in economics from California State University, Los Angeles, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from UCLA. He also holds a Doctor of Humane Letters from Virginia Union University and Grove City College, Doctor of Laws from Washington and Jefferson College and Doctor Honoris Causa en Ciencias Sociales from Universidad Francisco Marroquin, in Guatemala, where he is also Professor Honorario.

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Ben Stein

Ben Stein is an Economist; Longtime Columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Barrons and The New York Times; Speech Writer and Aide for Presidents Nixon and Ford; Emmy-winning Television Gameshow Host; Commentator for CBS News, Fox News and CNN and Award-winning Commentator. He currently writes a column for The New York Times Sunday Business Section and has for many years, a column about personal finance for Yahoo!, is a commentator for CBS Sunday Morning and for Fox News.

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Art Laffer

Dr. Art Laffer's economic acumen and influence in triggering a world-wide tax-cutting movement in the 1980s have earned him the distinction in many publications as "The Father of Supply-Side Economics." One of his earliest successes in shaping public policy was his involvement in Proposition 13, the groundbreaking California initiative that drastically cut property taxes in the state in 1978.

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Andrew Huszar

Andrew Huszar is a senior fellow at Rutgers Business School and a former Morgan Stanley managing director. In 2009-10, he managed the Federal Reserve’s $1.25 trillion agency mortgage-backed security purchase program. He writes in The Wall Street Journal what the rest of us already know: that economic policy in America has been made deliberately for the financial industry and nobody else.

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Diana Furchtgott-Roth

Diana Furchtgott-Roth areas of expertise include employment, taxation, education, pensions, and immigration. Prior to joining Hudson, Furchtgott-Roth was chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor. Furchtgott-Roth is the author of (Encounter Books, 2010), editor of Overcoming Barriers to Entrepreneurship in the United States (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008), and the co-author of The Feminist Dilemma: When Success Is Not Enough

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Martin Feldstein

Martin Feldstein is the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President Emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He served as President and CEO of the NBER from 1977-82 and 1984-2008. He continues as a Research Associate of the NBER. The NBER is a private, non-profit research organization that has specialized for more than 80 years in producing nonpartisan studies of the American economy.

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Todd Buchholz

An experienced speaker and media personality, Todd Buchholz gave a lecture at the White House entitled "Clarity, Honesty and Modesty in Economics," and has delivered keynote speeches before such influential corporate and financial institutions as Microsoft, IBM, Goldman Sachs and the United States Chamber of Commerce. He has served as a consulting advisor to the White House, Microsoft, Allstate, Goldman Sachs, IBM, SAP and Toyota.

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Eric Bolling

Eric Bolling is a co-host of "The Five," on Fox News Channel (FNC), where he is one of the seven rotating Fox personalities who discuss, debate and at times debunk the hot news stories, controversies and issues of the day. He also serves as the host of "Cashin' In and as a financial news expert for Fox Business Network.

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Vaclav Klaus

Vaclav Klaus is the former President of the Czech Republic, the Former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (1992-1997) and Former President of the Czech Parliament, Chamber of Deputies (1998-2002). Considered one of Eastern Europe’s most influential post-Communist leaders, he was previously Finance Minister in the former Czechoslovakia, presiding over revolutionary economic reforms. He has published over 20 books on general social, political and economic themes.

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Lorenzo Bini Smaghi

Lorenzo Bini Smaghi is a former member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank. He is currently a visiting scholar at Harvard University's Center for International Affairs. He is also currently Chairman of SnamReteGas, an Energy Company, and of Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. Bini Smaghi has published extensively in monetary and international economics, and is the author of several articles and books on international and European monetary and financial issues.

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